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Facilities Technician

About LanzaTech:

LanzaTech’s unique multi-award winning technology captures and reuses waste carbon emissions as a resource for low carbon fuel and chemical production. This approach has no impact on land or the food value chain and enables sustainable economic growth for industry while promoting energy security. The company, named one of America’s most promising companies by Forbes Magazine in 2013  has received numerous sustainability awards including being listed on the Sustainia 100 in 2013 and the Global Clean Tech 100 for the past 3 years. LanzaTech currently holds the #2 position and the #4 position in Biofuel’s Digests’ Hot 50 rankings for bioenergy and Hot 30 rankings for renewable chemicals production.

LanzaTech has developed commercial partnerships with global companies in the Petrochemical business, including oil majors Petronas and Indian Oil Corporation, steel industry giants Harsco and Siemens VAI, chemical companies including INVISTA, and global transportation companies including Virgin Atlantic. These partnerships cut across the full supply chain – from resources through to end users, positioning LanzaTech to become a global leader in low carbon commodity fuels and chemicals.           

About the role:

This position will be responsible for assisting the Facilities Team with the maintenance of the LanzaTech R&D Laboratories and Corporate Office in Skokie, IL. The role will collaborate with other departments in a fast-paced entrepreneurial scientific organization to improve the overall operational efficiency in support of the organizations goals. The role involves performing a variety of complex, technical, and administrative duties as well as basic facilities maintenance tasks.

Key Duties:

  • Prioritize and undertake maintenance work to ensure that all equipment at LanzaTech’s Skokie Laboratory facilities is well maintained, measured for performance, and operating in compliance with vendor specifications.
  • Organize and maintain systems for preventative maintenance of installed equipment with Laboratory staff to ensure all equipment is safely operational.
  • Work with Supply Chain to ensure parts are adequately stocked for assigned maintenance activities.
  • Document equipment maintenance and work undertaken to ensure accurate records are kept.
  • Assist with the installation of new equipment and project work in LanzaTech’s Skokie Laboratory facility, with the opportunity to lead smaller projects.
  • Assist in handling facility emergencies or urgent issues as they arise.
  • Participate as a member of the Health & Safety Committee, maintaining awareness of Health & Safety issues within the Facilities Team. 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in a mechanic or technician role, ideally in a research & development environment
  • Prior experience working with and around hazardous materials is preferred.
  • Electrical experience strongly desired 
  • Mechanical aptitude important
  • Able to demonstrate a high attention to detail and accuracy in their work
  • Organized with the ability to prioritize work assignments
  • The ability to work under pressure while providing a high level of customer service
  • A strong team player who can also work autonomously
  • Must be willing and able to work weekends and come in during non-business hours to meet business demands on a planned basis
  • Ability to operate a forklift is required, prior experience is preferred.

This position is open to candidates authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. LanzaTech is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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